CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Choreographers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations. Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
 
Read and study story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.
 
Design dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, television productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.
 
Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.
 
Advise dancers on how to stand and move properly, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries.
 
Coordinate production music with music directors.
 
Audition performers for one or more dance parts.
 
Direct and stage dance presentations for various forms of entertainment.
 
Develop ideas for creating dances, keeping notes and sketches to record influences.
 
Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
 
Teach students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement.
 
Assess students' dancing abilities to determine where improvement or change is needed.
 
Experiment with different types of dancers, steps, dances, and placements, testing ideas informally to get feedback from dancers.
 
Seek influences from other art forms such as theatre, the visual arts, and architecture.
 
Design sets, lighting, costumes, and other artistic elements of productions, in collaboration with cast members.
 
Record dance movements and their technical aspects, using a technical understanding of the patterns and formations of choreography.
 
Re-stage traditional dances and works in dance companies' repertoires, developing new interpretations.
 
Manage dance schools, or assist in their management.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Sociology and Anthropology Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 
History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Artistic Director
Choreographer
Dance Director
Dance Master
Dancing Master
Professor
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Choreographers
 
 
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